First Semester Study Abroad: Discovery Students

Photo: F. Guazzelli, Florence

Welcome Discovery students!

Discovery awaits – begin your college career abroad at a Syracuse Center in Florence, ItalyMadrid, Spain; or Strasbourg, France.

Syracuse University’s Discovery programs, designed for select first-semester students, provide an international foundation through global education to expand your academic options, foreign language proficiency, and comprehension of global politics.

These programs fulfill the same curricular requirements as first-year students studying at Syracuse University main campus, while providing a unique course schedule specific to your location.

View Fall 2021 program details:


Please feel free to contact Discovery Advisor Mary Fedorko if you have questions about your program or getting started. You can also check out the Syracuse University Admissions website if you have not applied and wish to inquire more about the application.

Want to learn more about your program from students who have already experienced it? Check out our Discovery Program Global Ambassadors! Discovery program alumni are willing to answer your questions via email at any time!


Hear from our Discovery Global Ambassadors

“Studying abroad in Florence my first semester was by far the best decision I have made thus far in my life, and I would not be the same without it; the discovery program forced me to step outside my comfort zone, and it allowed me to make connections with amazing people that I will cherish forever. Students should know that the staff and students are such caring and supporting people, and that there are so many support systems surrounding them.”

-Bailey Davis ’23

Discovery Florence, Fall 2019